The Book of Boba Fett will release in just two weeks with the first of seven episodes in the highly-anticipated series. And in the recent The Hollywood Reporter feature on the series, we got a little bit more clarity on who directed some of the episodes.
Namely, that Robert Rodriguez himself directed three of the episodes.
In addition, he voices two characters in the series, including The Mayor – whom THR identifies as the person we heard speaking in the first trailer (and I’m assuming this is the Ithorian we’ve seen, though I can’t say for sure). And Ming-Na Wen revealed that Rodriguez once again would first shoot scenes in his backyard with his kids using action figures before showing it to the actors, much like the Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian episode showed us he did for season two.
So Rodriguez was kept quite busy on set, which make sense, given that he is the showrunner on the series. Rodriguez is executive producing the series alongside Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson, with Karen Gilchrist and Carrie Beck serving as co-executive producers.
The Book of Boba Fett stars Temuera Morrison and Ming-Na Wen. Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Robert Rodriguez, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson are the executive producers. Karen Gilchrist and Carrie Beck serve as co-executive producers, with John Bartnicki producing and John Hampian as co-producer. We don’t know any of the other directors on the series for sure, but this summer Temuera Morrison mentioned in an interview that Rodriguez, Favreau, Filoni, and Bryce Dallas Howard were directors.
Rodriguez was tasked with directing the episode of The Mandalorian‘s second season, “The Tragedy,” which fully re-introduced Boba Fett into the picture. His excitement and passion over the character is evident, and he was then tapped to oversee this mini-series. No one is saying whether it will get a second season – it seems that they might test the waters and see how it does first – but I’m guessing Rodriguez isn’t done exploring the character of Boba Fett either.